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Headlines Skinning Left, pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 Headlines ( Leaderboard Top ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 Overall deputy ombudsman shouldn’t disclose Duterte’s bank records — Panelo By Gaea Katreena Cabico (philstar.com) | Updated September 28, 2017 - 8:29pm Lawyer Salvador Panelo reminds Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang to be prudent because he might face administrative sanctions for disclosing details of President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts. Philstar.com/Denison Rey Dalupang MANILA, Philippines — Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Thursday cautioned Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang from disclosing details of the chief executive’s bank accounts. Panelo said that investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes should not be disclosed while the proceedings are ongoing. He added that any premature disclosure of records “deprives a person of a right to a fair trial.” “We would remind the overall deputy to be prudent because he may face administrative sanctions,” Panelo said. “We’re just reminding him of their own internal rules, rules implementing the law. He might have forgotten it.” Headlines ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 ABS-CBN in a news report cited Carandang saying that the Office of the Ombudsman has received Duterte's bank records from before he became president from 2006 to 2016 and that they show millions of pesos being transacted in joint accounts with his children. Duterte’s bank records were provided by the government’s Anti-Money Laundering Council. “We can confirm that we received bank transactions from AMLC,” Carandang said. “There were P40 millions... P50 million... there were many.” READ: Official on Duterte bank records: There were millions According to Section 3 (f) of the Rules Implementing the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Official and Employees, government agencies should not provide official information or records to the public if it would disclose investigatory records complied for law enforcement purposes or information which if written would be contained in such records or information would: (i) interfere with enforcement proceedings; (ii) deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication; (iii) disclose the identity of a confidential source and, in the case of a record compiled by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation, or by an agency conducting a lawful national security intelligence investigation, confidential information furnished only by the confidential source; or (iv) unjustifiably disclose investigative techniques and procedures.
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